One sip and you’ll know: this blue-hued beverage is no ordinary smoothie. Sweet, creamy coconut milk takes the place of typical dairy or non-dairy milk, while fresh ginger adds zing to the mild blueberry flavor. The best part? Not one but three power-packed protein ingredients are blended in, making this gourmet drink as nourishing as it is delicious.
Category: Clean Eating with Amie Valpone
Clean Eating with Amie Valpone
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!
While you’re waiting for the temperatures to warm up outside, why not turn up the heat in your kitchen? These spicy, homemade tortilla chips are perfect for your favorite salsa or dip. All you need is an oven, a sprinkling of spices, plain corn tortillas and a few minutes.
Sweet corn may not be in season, but you can still enjoy its fresh flavor with this creamy soup made from frozen organic kernels. It’s a great starter dish for your favorite Tex-Mex meal. Sprinkle with scallions and blue-corn tortilla chips to tie together the south-of-the-border theme.
Dining alone? This easy-to-make “soup for one” will keep you from giving in to another instant microwaved meal or ordering expensive takeout. It comes together quickly, clean-up is a breeze and you’ll feel good knowing you’re eating fresh, whole food instead of something that came from a can.
Using real butter in homemade mashed potatoes will set you back 11 grams of fat and 100 calories for every tablespoon mixed in! Instead, spruce up your spuds with a scoop of hummus. It not only adds unique flavor but gives everyone’s favorite creamy potato side dish an added protein boost. Use pre-made store-bought hummus to save time!
Not one but two healthy surprises come with this clever “pasta” dish. The noodles are actually made from fresh, raw zucchini, and the creamy “alfredo” sauce is just a simple, light coating of Greek yogurt. No cooking required! Bon appétit!
Cooking with wine is a wonderful way to enhance the flavor of dishes and to tone down unwanted effects (such as acidity or saltiness) of overpowering ingredients in a recipe. But sometimes, leaving it out is a must—whether a dinner guest has dietary restrictions or you simply don’t like the taste.
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